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Literature: General Research Guide: Finding Books (GIL)

Guide to locating research resources -including journal articles, web sites and books about novels, short stories, dramas, authors and other literary topics. Can be used for writing research papers in ENGL1102, ENGL2111, ENGL2112, ENGL2131, ENGL2131.

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Use GIL-Find @GSU (the library catalog) to locate books on your topic. 

Try using a Subject Search to locate print materials about a specific writer or a work of literature. For example, to find books about John Keats and his writing, enter Keats, John into the search box and select Subject in the drop-down menu (see below).  Then click Find.

Literary Criticism

Ancient writers : Greece and Rome - Ref PA3002.A5

African Writers - Ref PL8010.A453

Contemporary Literary CriticismRef PN771 .C59

Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century - Ref PN771.E5

Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore - Ref GR111.A47.G74

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature - Ref. PS153.M56G74

Harlem Renaissance: a Gale Critical Companion - Ref PS153.N5H245

Literature and its Times - Ref PN50.L574

Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature - Ref PS21.E537

Drama Sources

Drama CriticismRef PN1601.D59
Drama for StudentsRef PN1601.D595
Shakespeare CriticismRef PR2965.S43

Short Story Sources

Critical Survey of Short FictionRef PN3321.C7
Masterplots II: Short Story SeriesRef PN3326.M27
Short Story CriticismRef PN3373.S56
Short Stories For StudentsRef PN3373.S3844

Novel Sources

Encyclopedia of the Novel Ref PN41.E487
MasterplotsRef PN44.M33
Masterplots II: World Fiction Series Ref PN3326.M28
Novels for StudentsRef PN3365.N68

Poetry Sources

Critical Survey of PoetryRef PN1021.C7

Masterplots II: Poetry SeriesRef PN1110.5.M37
Poetry CriticismRef PN1111.P63
Poetry For Students Ref PN1101.P756

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